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  •   State: 
    Brown County
      County all: 
    Brown | Redwood
      County FIPS: 
    27015 | 27127
    44°14′13″N 94°58′55″W
      Area total: 
    1.88 sq mi (4.86 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.88 sq mi (4.86 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    1,053 ft (321 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New Ulm, MN
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,079.91 residents per square mile of area (416.87/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Springfield is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. U.S. Highway 14 serves as a main route in the community. The City was home to Minnesota's sole brick plant up until its closure in 2016. The Cottonwood River flows through the city. The city has a total area of 1.85 square miles (4.79 km²), all of which is land. It was originally platted in 1877 with the name of "Burns" when the Chicago and North Western Railway extended a line to the settlement. In 1890 Adolph Casimir Ochs established the Och's Brick and Tile Company in Springfield and Heron Lake. In 1917 Frank Sanborn established the Sanborn company in Springfield manufacturing medical instruments. The Sanborn Company also remains in Springfield. The town still retains active rail service from the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific. The median age in the city was 46.8 years, with 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% are from 45 to 64; and 26.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city is 47.6% male and 52.4 per cent female. It has three Lutheran Chruches as well as a Catholic and United Methodist. In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.1% having children under the Age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9 percent were non-families.


Jackson, Minnesota was originally platted with the name Springfield in 1856. Springfield has three Lutheran Chruches as well as a Catholic and United Methodist. The town still retains active rail service from the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific.Twelve miles south of town on County Road 2 is the Jeffers Petroglyphs State Park for hiking and camping. The Sanborn Company, which manufactures medical instruments, remains in Springfield. The Ochs Brick and Tile Company, established in 1890, is still in operation today. The Springfield Public Library is located in the town of Springfield and is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the library is open on the weekends from 9 to 11 a.M.; the public library is closed on the weekend from 9-11 a. M.C.E. and 11-11 p.M. on the weekdays.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.85 square miles (4.79 km²), all land. The Cottonwood River flows through the city. The city's population was 1,071 at the 2010 census. It has a population of 1,081 at its highest point in the city's history, in the early 20th century. It is located on the Arkansas River, which is a tributary of the Red River. The Red River flows into the Little Red River which runs through the center of the city and into the Mississippi River. It was the site of the town's first recorded European settlement in the 17th century, when it was called "Cottonwood" by the locals. The town's name is derived from the Cottonwood, which means "cotton" or "wood" in English. It also means "hill" in Spanish, meaning "hill". The city was founded in the 18th century by settlers from the area. It became known as "C Cottonwood" after its namesake, a river that flows through it. It's also known as the "Little Red River" by locals, because of its name for the river, which flows from the north to the south. The river is also called the "Red River" or the "Rhode River" because of the river's reddish-brown color. It flows through what is now the town of Cottonwood. The area was first settled in the late 1800s.


As of the census of 2010, there were 2,152 people, 913 households, and 558 families living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 98.33% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.45% Asian, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population. The city's median income was $34,643, and the median income for a family was $41,071. In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there are 86.9 males. The per capita income for the city is $16,977. About 2.5% of families and 6.5%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 3.6. of those under age 18 and 12.4 of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.03. It is located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is part of the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. It has a population of 2,215, with 1,015 housing units, and a median age of 42.

In popular culture

The town was often mentioned on Little House on the Prairie as the town to which Charles Ingalls would frequently go for his "business travels" The town was also mentioned on the TV series The Little House series. The town is located in the U.S. state of Kansas. The city was mentioned in the book "The Little House Chronicles" by Charles Dickens. The book was published in 1872 and was based on the novel "The Adventures of Little House in the Big Woods" by George Washington Carver. It was published by Prentice Hall, publishers of "Little House" and "The Big House Stories" (1872-1874). The town has a population of about 1,000 people. It is located near the town of Prairie, Kansas, in the United States. It has been mentioned in many other books and films, including "The Wizard of Oz" and the film "The Godfather", as well as in the television series "The Flintstones" and  "Little Boy and the Hampshire Phenomenon of The Prairie" (both of which were based on "Little House on-the-Prairies" books). It is also mentioned in "The Great Gatsby" (1937-1938) and "Moby-Dick" (the novel of the same name) (1938-1939) by Charles Gershwin, the author of "The Great Gatsby and "The Muppets of the Greats" (also known as "The Greats").

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota = 89.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Springfield = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,027 individuals with a median age of 45.3 age the population dropped by -1.85% in Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,079.91 residents per square mile of area (416.87/km²). There are average 2.28 people per household in the 907 households with an average household income of $40,079 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.50% of the available work force and has growths 0.82% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 36.14%. The number of physicians in Springfield per 100,000 population = 166.6.


The annual rainfall in Springfield = 26.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 41.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 92. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 196. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 2.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota which are owned by the occupant = 73.85%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 54 years with median home cost = $78,800 and home appreciation of -5.04%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.28 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,324 per student. There are 15.1 students for each teacher in the school, 611 students for each Librarian and 1222 students for each Counselor. 5.66% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 11.24% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.06% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Springfield's population in Brown County, Minnesota of 1,511 residents in 1900 has increased 1,34-fold to 2,027 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.74% female residents and 47.26% male residents live in Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota.

    As of 2020 in Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota are married and the remaining 36.63% are single population.

  • 17.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Springfield require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.66% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.51% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 2.19% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota, 73.85% are owner-occupied homes, another 14.63% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.51% are vacant.

  • The 89.28% of the population in Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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